Captains Day – Mr Frank Cook
Mr Frank Cooks Captains Day was readymade to make his family and friends who had travelled from the sunny south east feel at home.
Organisation on the day was of the highest order with Michael (D) Gallagher ensuring that all the groups got away on time and Hookie Bookie (Hugh Dillon) available to relieve members (who believed they could predict the outcome) of some funds.
It was perfect golfing conditions and this was reflected in some excellent scores. Adrian Gallagher produced the round of his life to win the much coveted 1st prize.
Kiernan Keeney in 2nd and John Meehen (PO) in 3rd would also be extremely happy at the end of their rounds with scores that would normally take the premier prize.
Adrian began with a solid 1st nine; however, it was on the back nine that the popular electrician really lit up his round.
Four pars from the 10th to the 13th created the framework for an excellent score that contained only two dropped shots on the inward nine.
The highlight of the round was a Tiger Woods like chip-in for a 3 from the back of the 17th that was greeted with a series of high fives from his supportive playing partners.
The Ladies had competed for the Captains prize to Ladies on the previous Tuesday with Marie McGarvey leading the way with a 69.
Kevin Woods took the honours with an excellent 43pts in the Juniors competition. The visitors prize on the day was won by Tony Carr.
Following a superb meal Captain Cook had a nautical theme in his Captains address to a packed Clubhouse in which he acknowledged the work of all those involved in running the club.
Presentation of the wonderful array of prizes followed and the day concluded with music from Jodie Gallagher.
1. Adrian Gallagher (18) 64
2. Kieran Keeney (25) 66 (BOT)
3. John Meehan (PO) (22) 66
4. Victor Bradley (12) 67
5. Darren McKeever (15) 68
Gross. Enda McMenamin (5) 75 (BOT)
Cat 1. Bryan Crawford (11) 71
Cat 2. John Joe Travers (15) 69
Cat 3. John Conway (21) 69
Committee. Sean Diver (16) 72
Past Capt’s. Michael McGarvey (10) 70
Team Capt’s. Seamus Faulkner (10) 74
Front Nine. Fergus Towey (15) 33.5
Back Nine. Dan Callaghan (18) 31
Captains Day Hookie-Bookie Charity Donation
Hugh Dillon offered players competing in the Captains day competition the opportunity to make some money if they were able to correctly forecast the winner, however as is usual in these cases the bookie was the overall winner.
The profit of €363 was donated to the Donegal Hospital Patients Fund.
Junior Scratch Cup
The Britton Insurance Junior Scratch Cup over 36 holes takes place on Saturday the 5th of July.
24th June – 18 holes stroke -Captain’s prize (Mr Frank Cook) to the Ladies
Marie McGarvey produced another phenomenal score for the 2nd week in a row – 69 net – to win one of the major prizes of 2014.
She will treasure the stunning John Rocca Waterford Vase presented to her by the Captain Mr Frank Cook. Besides returning 2 good scores in Donegal, Marie has also played well in Portsalon and Newtownstewart and has her handicap reduced by 6 shots in the space of a week.
Geraldine Gorman, captain of the Miele Team, was the runner up with a 70 net and she received a beautifully crafted brooch designed by Niall Bruton. In third place was Mary Harley with a 71nett. Dorothy Woods and Helen O’Shea both with 72 nett were 4th and 5th.
1. Marie McGarvey (19) 69 nett
2. Geraldine Gorman (17) 70 nett
3. Mary Harley (20) 71 nett
4. Dorothy Woods (12) 72 nett BOT
5. Helen O’Shea (14) 72 nett
1st 9 Charlotte Caldwell (22) 35 nett
2nd 9 Eithne Diver (24) 36 nett
July 6th & 8th – 18 holes stableford – Sponsor: Britton Insurance
Monday 7th June – Ladies Open Day – Sponsor: Twist Design
27th June – Club Mixed: Mary Talbot, Eugene McRoe and Adrian Murray.
Friday 4th July – Mixed competition – draw from 5.30 to 6.
We are continuing to see a great turnout for our weekly competitions which is no doubt due to the good weather and the excellent condition of the course.
The very popular winner on Thursday 19th June after another recent excellent score went unrewarded due to a technicality was Martin Travers with an excellent score of 36pts, the ever reliable Bob Dore was 2nd with 34pts on a break of tie from Liam Farren in 3rd with 34pts. Brian Neilan was 4th with 32pts on a break of tie.
For the 2nd competition running Liam Moran won the prize for the 1st 9 with 21pts and Michael ‘D’ Gallagher was the best of the past players with 39pts on a break of tie.
On Thursday 26th June “a certain gentleman” Mr Liam Mundy claimed 1st place with 35pts, Jimmy Melly was 2nd with 33pts on break of tie form playing partner on the evening Adrain Murray who also had 33pts.
Charlie McGinty was 4th with 32pts also on a break of tie.
Dylan Devitt won the prize for the 1st 9 with 21pts and for the 2nd week in a row Michael ‘D’ Gallagher was the best of the past players with 32pts.
Players are reminded that your Phoenix Cup second round matches must be played by the 9th July.
We have now had 8 counting competitions for player of the year, not for the 1st time the man setting the early pace is Bob Dore with Frank O’Donnell and Liam Mundy his nearest challengers.
The leader board is now on display in the locker room.
Best of luck to Minor league captain Damien Hanna and his team who will be playing the 2nd leg against Rossapenna GC in Murvagh this week.
Congratulations to one of our regulars Aidy Gallagher who won Mr Frank Cook’s Captains Prize at the week.Tags: